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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 1st February 2005

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the House [17th and 31st January 2005].


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

350

Clause     20,     page     9,     line     15,     at end insert 'situated in the Palace of Westminster'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

325

Page     9,     line     14,     leave out Clause 20.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

326

Page     9,     line     28,     leave out Clause 21.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AS RESERVED OR EXCEPTED MATTERS UNDER THE NORTHERN IRELAND ACT 1998

Representations to the Northern Ireland Assembly

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland may lay before the Northern Ireland Assembly written representations on matters within subsection (2) that appear to him to be matters of importance relating to the judiciary, or otherwise to the administration of justice, in Northern Ireland.

    (2)   The matters are—

(a) excepted or reserved matters to which a Bill for an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly relates;

(b) transferred matters within the legislative competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly, unless they are matters to which a Bill for an Act of Parliament relates.

    (3)   In subsection (2) references to excepted, reserved and transferred matters have the meaning given by section 4(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c.47).'.


Northern Ireland Act 1998: excepted and reserved matters relating to Supreme Court

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c.47) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In Schedule 2 (excepted matters), after paragraph 11 insert—

 "11A The Supreme Court."

    (3)   In Schedule 3 (reserved matters), after paragraph 14 insert—

 "14A The following matters—

(a)   rights of appeal to the Supreme Court;

(b)   legal aid for appeals to the Supreme Court.".'.


   

Mr Alex Salmond
Pete Wishart
Annabell Ewing
Mr Michael Weir
Angus Robertson

366

Clause     37,     page     17,     line     23,     leave out 'An' and insert 'No'.

   

Mr Alex Salmond
Pete Wishart
Annabell Ewing
Mr Michael Weir
Angus Robertson

367

Clause     37,     page     17,     leave out lines 24 and 25.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

362

Page     17,     line     19,     leave out Clause 37.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

348

Page     162,     line     1,     leave out Schedule 8.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

339

Clause     109,     page     48,     line     27,     leave out subsections (1) and (2).


   

Mr Christopher Leslie

3

Clause     105,     page     46,     leave out from end of line 17 to 'unless' in line 19 and insert 'or, if the Lord Chancellor is not a member of that House, by another Minister of the Crown at his request.

    (4)   No motion for the presentation of such an address may be made'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

4

Clause     105,     page     46,     line     25,     leave out from 'and' to end of line 26 and insert 'a person making such a motion in the House of Lords shall lay a copy of the report before that House before making the motion.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

351

Clause     106,     page     47,     line     7,     leave out 'except after consultation with' and insert 'without the agreement of'.


   

Mr Christopher Leslie

21

Clause     94,     page     40,     line     38,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

22

Clause     94,     page     40,     line     39,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

23

Clause     94,     page     41,     line     2,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

11

Clause     94,     page     41,     line     4,     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '(3)   The Lord Chief Justice may give a judicial office holder formal advice, or a formal warning or reprimand, for disciplinary purposes (but this section does not restrict what he may do informally or for other purposes or where any advice or warning is not addressed to a particular office holder).'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

12

Clause     94,     page     41,     leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert 'prescribed procedures in relation to the conduct constituting the offence.'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

24

Clause     94,     page     41,     line     20,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

13

Clause     94,     page     41,     line     28,     leave out 'disciplinary' and insert 'prescribed'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

14

Clause     94,     page     41,     line     29,     leave out subsection (8) and insert—

    '(8)   While a person is suspended under this section from any office he may not perform any of the functions of the office (but his other rights as holder of the office are not affected).'.


   

Mr Christopher Leslie

15

Clause     95,     page     42,     line     14,     leave out subsection (7) and insert—

    '(7)   The times when a person becomes and ceases to be subject to prescribed procedures for the purposes of section 94(4) or (7) are such as may be prescribed.

    (8)   "Under investigation for an offence" has such meaning as may be prescribed.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

360

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     29,     at end insert 'in England and Wales'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

352

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     34,     at end insert 'in England and Wales'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

25

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     37,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

353

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     2,     at end insert 'in England and Wales'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

354

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     4,     at end insert 'in England and Wales'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

26

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     7,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


   

Mr Christopher Leslie

27

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     12,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

28

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     24,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

29

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     25,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

30

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     26,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

31

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     29,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

32

Schedule     1,     page     54,     line     30,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

33

Schedule     1,     page     55,     line     3,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

34

Schedule     1,     page     55,     line     9,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


   

Mr Christopher Leslie

35

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     30,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

36

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     6,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

37

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     11,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Christopher Leslie

38

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     12,     leave out 'Minister' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

355

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     9,     leave out from 'that' to end of line 14 and insert 'I will well and truly serve our Sovereign . . . . . . . . . . . in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and that I will faithfully and at all times uphold the continued independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, in accordance with the laws and usages of this Realm.".'.


 
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